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Coronavirus in UAE: Dubai's Burj Khalifa lights up to alert residents

Web Report/Dubai
Filed on March 23, 2020 | Last updated on March 23, 2020 at 09.04 pm
Coronavirus, UAE, Dubai, Burj Khalifa, lights up, alert residents

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The video showing the message was posted on Burj Khalifa's official Twitter account.

Dubai's Burj Khalifa lit up with the message urging people to stay home amid the Covid-19 outbreak across the world.

The video showing the message was posted on Burj Khalifa's official Twitter account.

A new campaign urging residents to #StayHome is gaining ground in the UAE, with several deciding to stay put in order to flatten the curve of the spreading coronavirus. The campaign is among the several initiatives the country has launched to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Many citizens and residents are voluntarily abandoning simple pleasures of life for now. They are practising social distancing and avoiding restaurants and malls. Parks, beaches and other leisure destinations were temporarily shut by the government.

Experts are urging people to act responsibly. Medics all over the world are calling on residents to stay home.

"Some people are failing to understand that physical distancing is important now. The seriously ill are being isolated in hospitals and other places. But it's the ones who have mild symptoms of coronavirus who tend to become silent carriers of the disease. They are ones who need to practise self-isolation. Therefore, as there is no prophylactic treatment available for this, prevention is the best option," said Dr Maan Jamal, Pulmonologist, Emirates Hospital Jumeirah.


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